I guess I never considered making one myself. I figured I should leave the complicated stuff to the professionals, I would be afraid of messing up in some way.
It may not be a drug lab, but they sure would react in the same way
I became interested in anthro only a few years ago, so its not something I actively admired or openly enjoyed growing up as a kid. So Im sure the sudden interest in 'werewolves' (as they call it) would be a little shocking to them no matter how I tell them.
I think it would be best to wait until I no longer live under the same roof before really considering the fursuit. By then I might find a few others with the same interest.